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Ancient Greek (Intensive Beginners) (Module)

Module description

This beginner-level intensive module gives you the opportunity to reach a point where you are able to translate basic English into Greek and to read very simple texts in Greek. It replaces one semester of Beginners and Intermediate Greek and is ideal if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research. It is also appropriate if you are an undergraduate students who would not otherwise have the chance to learn Greek from scratch, a mature student and for anyone with an interest in the Hellenic world.

There are bursaries available for this module; please see click here for more information.

This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.  Please see here for an indicative timetable. A detailed timetable for this module will be available on KEATS from June 2020.

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • Gained the ability to recognise, explain and use the basic principles of Greek grammar, to translate simple sentences from Greek to English, and to translate adapted Greek authors into English.
  • Learnt how to analyse basic sentence structure logically and will begin to develop an understanding of the nuances of the language.

Staff information

Taught by the Department of Classics, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, King's College London



Teaching pattern

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and tutorials
  • Supervised fieldwork
  • Site visits to relevant museums and professional institutions as applicable
  • Private study

Module assessment - more information

  • One in-class test, one hour (80%)
  • Two in-class progress tests (20%)

Key information

Module code 4ZSS0071

Credit level 4

Assessment written examination/s

Credit value Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions, and are examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Semester summer session 1

Study abroad module No